Country: Kenya
Year: 12.05.1966
Dur: 26.00

Shot in Africa. About 30 miles northeast of Kitale is the road which begins the dangerous descent into the Suk Valley, one of the most remote and primitive regions in all Africa. In 1956 a young Irish priest settled at a place called Ortum – he was the first European ever to live in the Suk Valley and he found a people who were completely untouched by western influences. Three Irish holy Rosary Sisters joined him and now Ortum has a church, a fine hospital, and a boarding school for boys and girls. This film shows the colourful life of the Pokot tribe and includes unique scenes of a cattle auction and a traditional dance. It also examines the work of the Irish missionaries in the Suk Valley.